Our expert says:
Corns and callouses are caused by increased pressure or friction over an area, which encourage the skin to build up. Corns and callouses can be painfull and cause discomfort. Cracked heels are often caused by wearing sandals and your callouses could also be aggravated by wearing certain sandals as you have to grip with your toes to hold onto them. The best and only way to treat callouses is to consult with a podiatrist that would remove it non-surgically and advise you on the correct creams and daily routine to follow. It would also be advisable to change your shoes which is usually the cause of the problem otherwise the problem will reoccur. For a podiatrist in Pretoria please contact the Podiatry association of South Africa on 0861 100 249 or www.podiatrist.co.za
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